Topsocialhubsearch.com is a search engine that has been categorized as a browser hijacker because it tends to hijack homepages and New Tab pages on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Users usually do not even know that Topsocialhubsearch.com is not a trustworthy tool and, as a result, they decide to let it stay set on browsers. In other words, users agree to see its presence every time they launch their browsers. We cannot blame them. If you look at this search tool closer, you will immediately notice that it has a search box like any other reliable search engine. In addition, there are quick access buttons available on its start page. They allow users to access such popular websites as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Tumblr. To be frank, it is not worth judging the trustworthiness of search engines from their appearance because there are many other decent-looking search tools, e.g. search.mytelevisionxp.com and search.myemailxp.com that are not trustworthy at all but seem to be quite reliable at first glance. Topsocialhubsearch.com is, unfortunately, one of them. It seems to be trustworthy, but, in reality, it can even cause harm to the computer, so you should get rid of it right now. Not all the users manage to delete Topsocialhubsearch.com themselves, especially if it is the first time they have encountered a browser hijacker. Do not worry if you are one of these users because you will get all the necessary information that will help you to delete this computer infection if you read this article.
The main drawback of Topsocialhubsearch.com is that it shows modified search results. In other words, you might see advertisements on the search results page next to reliable search results. It did not take long to find out that Topsocialhubsearch.com promotes third-party websites by displaying ads for users because it redirects all the search queries to extsearch.maxwebsearch.com before showing the Yahoo! search results. In other words, all the search results will be modified along the way. These sponsored links do not seem to be bad at all; however, they differ from ordinary search results in a sense that they might take users to bad websites that do not contain information associated with the search query entered. This is, of course, not the only reason we suggest getting rid of Topsocialhubsearch.com as soon as possible.
Hundreds of questionable search engines exist these days and try to convince users to use them. People usually do not start using Topsocialhubsearch.com willingly either. Therefore, we have decided to find out how it is mainly distributed. Research has shown that this questionable search tool might change the settings of all the browsers installed if a user clicks on an advertisement that offers to install some kind of program. Users might come across such pop-ups on untrustworthy websites; however, in most cases, they see them because there is adware, e.g. TermTrident installed on the computer. If you cannot find adware installed yourself, we are sure that an automatic antimalware tool would help you to find it. You can download the scanner by clicking on the Download button (scroll down to find it).
Even though Topsocialhubsearch.com makes several changes to be able to set itself on browsers, it should not be very hard to erase it because it is not a very dangerous infection. According to specialists, this questionable search engine will disappear if you reset browsers to their default settings. Below are placed our manual removal instructions, so if you feel that you need them, feel free to follow them during the removal process.